Tech companies have been criticized on disrupting the online terror planning since the most recent attack in London but one cybersecurity analyst told CNBC there is little they can do.
“Encryption is used to secure all our conversations online. Strong encryption enables us to do commerce and do business and communicate in a very, very secure way,” security consultant Brian Honan told CNBC. He said that asking tech companies to provide security services with special access to online communication can’t be done.
“It is not possible mathematically and technically to create a back door or golden key that can only be used by law enforcement to bypass that encryption. What you are doing is weakening the strong property of encryption,” said the CEO of BH Consulting.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and her Home Secretary Amber Rudd have asked big internet firms to do more in the fight on terror. In her speech Sunday, May called for wider regulation on companies operating in the sector.
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